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exiledeagle
01-08-2017, 09:34 PM
Reading the sad news of Stan Bowles with dementia , got me thinking of the showmen of that time

Stan Bowles
Rodney Marsh
Frank Worthington
Tony Currie
Alan Hudson ( not quite as much )
George Best

Since then we have had Matt Le Tissier , Glen Hoddle

Anyone else of that type ? They were so entertaining .

Another Oxted Eagle
01-08-2017, 09:45 PM
Gazza ?

jimmy the gent
01-08-2017, 09:46 PM
Is this a euphemism?

DARZET EAGLE
01-08-2017, 09:53 PM
Our own Don Rogers.

cappuccinoeagle
01-08-2017, 10:00 PM
Robin Friday
Peter Taylor

Bipe
02-08-2017, 05:43 AM
Reading the sad news of Stan Bowles with dementia , got me thinking of the showmen of that time

Stan Bowles
Rodney Marsh
Frank Worthington
Tony Currie
Alan Hudson ( not quite as much )
George Best

Since then we have had Matt Le Tissier , Glen Hoddle

Anyone else of that type ? They were so entertaining .


There was a good book out a number of years ago called 'The Mavericks' which featured extended profiles of the first five names on your list.

The most modern equivalent I can think of is Ronaldinho. I guess the likes of Hagi also come close.

I do think the flamboyant reputation of some of those 70s players (with the exception of Worthington) has been enhanced a little by the paucity of TV coverage in those days. Tony Currie for example loved to dribble and take players on (just as Zaha does today) but I'm sure he wasn't trying flamboyant flicks just for the hell of it, sharing jokes with the fans, sitting on the ball etc etc week in and week out.

cpfc4evandeva
02-08-2017, 06:19 AM
Riquelme
Quaresma
Totti to a certain extent

Simply based on technical footballing ability alone and nothing else, Quaresma is/was quite incredible.

spt1978
02-08-2017, 06:23 AM
Ronaldinho is the ultimate flair player.

foxinthebox
02-08-2017, 06:32 AM
Denilson

Dobbo
02-08-2017, 06:46 AM
Jordan Mutch

Vince Hilaire's Afro
02-08-2017, 07:04 AM
Georgi Kinkladze, Lee Trundle, Jay Jay Okocha, and Peter Ndlovu

Billy Rhino
02-08-2017, 07:22 AM
I know many don't like him but Steve McManaman sort of fits the bill

ExiledStirling
02-08-2017, 07:32 AM
That guy who played for QPR until recently (name totally escapes me) was great on skill but lacking in attitude and application.

faceforradio
02-08-2017, 07:42 AM
That guy who played for QPR until recently (name totally escapes me) was great on skill but lacking in attitude and application.

Taraabt

Ralph
02-08-2017, 07:56 AM
Reading the sad news of Stan Bowles with dementia , got me thinking of the showmen of that time

Stan Bowles
Rodney Marsh
Frank Worthington
Tony Currie
Alan Hudson ( not quite as much )
George Best

Since then we have had Matt Le Tissier , Glen Hoddle

Anyone else of that type ? They were so entertaining .

Thought you meant Alan Hutton for a minute.

exiledeagle
02-08-2017, 08:00 AM
I forgot Duncan McKenzie

ExiledStirling
02-08-2017, 08:05 AM
Taraabt
Thats the one.

I did a wiki check on him. A number of quotes from him on it that give an indication of his attitude;

"Taarabt is not injured. He's not fit. He's not fit to play football unfortunately. He played in a reserve game the other day and I could have run about more than he did. I can't pick him." Taarabt responded that the manager is "making excuses because QPR are losing games," adding, "maybe he expects me to make more tackles. I am not this type of player."

cpfc4evandeva
02-08-2017, 09:02 AM
He must be one of the biggest wastes of talent in the game. In the season they were promoted (2010/11) I went to our away game against them and he just ran the show. He was about 2 moves ahead of everyone else.

chelmsfordeagle
02-08-2017, 09:15 AM
He must be one of the biggest wastes of talent in the game. In the season they were promoted (2010/11) I went to our away game against them and he just ran the show. He was about 2 moves ahead of everyone else.

I lived with a Spurs fan when he signed for them. He watched him in a UEFA cup or league cup game and thought he was going to be world class.

As the OP said, Matt Le Tissser for me. Probably my favourtite non palace player.

Somebody else mentioned the mavericks book. They had a TV series related to it on ITV. Interestingly they said at the end about how many mavericks are indirectly involved in football after they retire. The Sky Sports Saturday show almost exclusively has used them for 20 odd years.

9Freedman9
02-08-2017, 09:19 AM
Ravel Morrison looked a good prospect, shame he is such a ****

Selhurst Celtic
02-08-2017, 10:05 AM
Would you include Moravčík, Litmanen & Asprilla?

And not forgetting Lua Lua & Buckley when they were tearing it up for Brighton.

CP-RJW
02-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Kaka, even his name sounds flamboyant.

Kylie_Tracey
02-08-2017, 10:38 AM
Valderamma

cpfc4evandeva
02-08-2017, 10:54 AM
Swallow - Bit of a maverick, not afraid to break the law if he thinks it's necessary. He's not a criminal, you know, but he will, perhaps, travel 80mph on the motorway if, for example, he wants to get somewhere quickly...

Crystal Glitter
02-08-2017, 12:14 PM
Cantona? :vader:

fioreuk
02-08-2017, 12:17 PM
Cantona? :vader:

It says flamboyant - Not C*nTy

Bones14
02-08-2017, 12:17 PM
David Ginola. He was unplayable on his night, especially at Newcastle.

Sasa Curcic at Villa, not so much us.

Crystal Glitter
02-08-2017, 12:33 PM
It says flamboyant - Not C*nTy

:p

Brett
02-08-2017, 01:13 PM
Djalminha

Selhurst Celtic
02-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Kaka, even his name sounds flamboyant.

He's one of the best players I've ever seen live. I was in the San Siro watching Celtic v AC Milan in 2007 & Kaka is the fastest player I've ever seen with the ball at his feet and his head up. It was baffling how he could travel so far and so fast whilst looking for options. Great player.

CarlosTheFinger
02-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Djalminha

Also my shout.

Saw him play the Soccer Sixes recently but alas not on the night he reprised the sick rainbow flick.

Cheers Minhaboys,

Carlos

cappuccinoeagle
02-08-2017, 06:35 PM
Alan Devonshire